Do any of you ever use the Chrome extension Momentum?
If not, you've got to try it out! Each day, it displays a beautiful image from somewhere in the world along with a thought-provoking quote at the bottom.
These quotes provide me with a lot of inspiration for tweets, article ideas... and yes, even this newsletter (I'm sure you see where this one is going haha).
Anyways, the other day I opened up a new Chrome window and was greeted with this quote:
"Today is the oldest you have ever been and the youngest you will ever be."
And like many things, that really got me thinking.
All we truly have is this moment right here.
Tomorrow you'll be older (and hopefully wiser). You'll never get this exact moment back.
Because time is the only truly finite resource on this planet. Once it's gone... it's gone forever.
Today you may be 21 or 57 or 73. And sure, unless tomorrow's your birthday, you'll be the same age.
But you will have aged a day older. You will have lost a day of youth that you'll never get back.
I look around and see everybody so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. Worrying about the tasks they have to do tomorrow at work. Replaying a memory from the past over and over again in their head.
But think about it...
Yesterday is history.
You'll never get it back. You can't change the events of the past. And you'll never be as young as you were the day before (unless you'll always be a kid at heart like me, but that's a topic for another time).
Tomorrow is a mystery.
You never know what tomorrow will bring. No matter how much you stress about the future or pray for something to go your way, you never truly know what will happen until tomorrow arrives.
Today is a gift.
All you really have is this precious moment right here. It's the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be. Once it's gone, there's no getting it back.
Worrying about the stresses of tomorrow only takes away today's peace.
So live for the moment. Live for today.
Make the most of the gift you have now, because it's something you'll never get back.
Sometimes you just need to slow down and zoom out on life.
Because a change in perspective can truly make all the difference.
I'll end with a question:
What's one quote that's had a profound impact on you and changed the way you think about life?
Feel free to reply directly to this email with your answer. I look forward to reading them.